Madcap Mary discovers singer Mark Masri

While vacationing recently in Seaside, Oregon I visited one of my favorite haunts­–Tipton’s, a beautiful Tuscan-themed gift shop on the Boardwalk (319 Broadway, phone 503-738-5864) where a Mark Masri CD was playing. Masri is a talented and handsome Canadian who hails from Toronto and, according to the Boston Globe, is a genius at “melting the hearts of female audience members like warm chocolate.” I know he melted mine. Delicioso!

The CD is “Intimo”–Love Songs of Italy,” which premiered in 2011. Sung in Italian the songs include old standards like “Arrivederci Roma” and “Torna a Surriento” to Mark’s interpretation of Pavarotti’s signature song “Nessun Dorma.” Visit Mark’s website for more info.